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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Aug 7, 2010 3:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: as usual Jerry is left out

i was lucky enough to see Segovia around 30 years ago at Boston Symphony Hall. He shuffled out on stage, bent with age, and then his fingers just started BLAZING across the fretboard. never seen anything like it since.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Aug 7, 2010 4:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: as usual Jerry is left out

You were fortunate to see this great musician . He was the man who made the guitar a serious classical instrument . Truthfully , there have been, and are, guitars who are artistically, and technically his equal, or close to him ( say, Julian Bream ) but he paved the way , like Pablo Casals did for cello, for the guitar to be taken seriously . I guess his is the token classical guy on the list . The list is itself, silly .

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Poster: user unknown Date: Aug 7, 2010 7:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: as usual Jerry is left out

"Truthfully , there have been, and are, guitars who are artistically, and technically his equal, or close to him but he paved the way."

The same can be said of Robert Johnson. He made the list for being the "originator" of a style. There are guitarists who play Johnson better than Johnson did. Scott Ainslie comes to mind.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Aug 7, 2010 7:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: as usual Jerry is left out

always been a Julian Bream fan also (though have never seen him play live.) John Williams is another who comes to mind who followed in Segovia's footsteps quite nicely.

Also been listening to some of Armik's guitar work recently. Different vein than the aforementioned, but one hell of a great nuevo flamenco guitarist! never seen short, stubby fingers fly like that on the frets.

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